MAP18: Backlash (Cydonia)


Cydonia maps 12-20

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This level occupies the map slot MAP18. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP18.
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MAP18: Backlash is the eighteenth map of Cydonia. It was designed by Alex Scott (Scotty) and uses the music track "U R My NME," originally composed by Darkwave0000 for Plutonia: Revisited Community Project. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 3:00.


Map of Backlash
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the northwest courtyard, after unlocking the compartment on the east ledge, go up there and use the southeast wall to find a soul sphere. (sector 186)
  2. Get the green armor north of the start to open a compartment in front of you. Go through the middle wall to get a backpack. (sector 187)
  3. In the nukage pit at the east end, head north and use the wall where the candle is to find a teleporter to the central platform, containing a radiation suit. (sector 216)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:07.97 Gosu_Noob 2022-08-14 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max 3:52.86 blob1024 2022-09-25
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:07.97 Gosu_Noob 2022-08-14
NoMo 0:53.51 Daniel, the NCR Veteran 2022-07-05

The data was last verified in its entirety on October 4, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 324
Vertices 1421*
Linedefs 1465
Sidedefs 2234
Sectors 275
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1198.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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